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Dakota Kline is Killed in a Workplace Accident at Georgia-Pacific Camas Mill in Camas, Washington

Camas, Washington A worker died at the Georgia-Pacific Camas Mill in a workplace accident involving heavy machinery. The incident happened Friday, late afternoon.

According to reports, Dakota Austin Cline became entangled in industrial machinery and died from blunt trauma to his head, neck, and torso.

The accident occurred within the unitizing and converting department, which is responsible for packaging finished products. Georgia-Pacific is known for manufacturing and distributing tissue, pulp, paper packaging, and building products.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has initiated its own investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Thoughts on workplace accidents involving heavy machinery

Horrifying —no one deserves to die while making a living. There are no words to describe how gruesome this accident that left a family without their loved one is. All we can hope for is that the family receives the answers and justice they deserve.

Workers cannot continue to die on the job. According to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2022, a worker died every 96 minutes due to a work-related injury. This is unacceptable: something has to change. Employers must provide a safer work environment for their workers.

One of the employers’ primary responsibilities is to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone in the work environment. This includes implementing rigorous inspection routines, taking reasonable precautions to ensure guards are properly placed and effective, and enforcing comprehensive safety control programs to prevent hazards.

While the specific circumstances of this incident are still unknown, it is important to assess whether proper safety protocols were in place and adhered to at the time of the accident. Were guard devices installed on the machinery involved? Were employees adequately trained on safety procedures? These essential questions must be addressed to prevent similar tragedies in the future.

Mr. Cline’s family deserves answers regarding the cause of the accident. An in-depth investigation into the work environment at the Georgia-Pacific Camas Mill will help shed light on the factors contributing to this devastating incident.

Our thoughts are with the family of Dakota Austin Cline, and we hope that all the facts surrounding this tragic accident will be revealed swiftly.



The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.


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